Preschool vision screening in pediatric practices.


Journal Article

A national sample of pediatricians was surveyed to evaluate preschool vision screening practices (response rate 55%, 377 of 690 eligible respondents). The rate of acuity screening for 3-year-old children was low (35%), but increased for 4- (73%) and 5-year-old children (66%). Few used photoscreening or autorefraction (8%). Common barriers were that screening is too time-consuming and children are uncooperative. Half reported that there should be separate reimbursement for vision screening. Financial incentives may be important for ensuring the delivery of preschool vision screening, as well as adoption of emerging screening technologies if such devices are shown to be effective.

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Cited Authors

  • Kemper, AR; Clark, SJ

Published Date

  • April 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 266

PubMed ID

  • 16708140

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16708140

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2707

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-9228

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/000992280604500309


  • eng